It’s clobberin’ time!

It’s kind of hard to believe the way things are right now in comics, but the Thing was once a bona fide Marvel A-Lister. Not just the Fantastic Four, mind you. The ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing himself. So much so that he had his very own team-up title in the ’70s and ’80s.

But you knew that.

Well, Marvel this week is bringing said title back — in a fashion. Marvel 2-in-One by Chip Zdarsky and Jim Cheung debuts 12/20. It’s not quite the same title that fans dug in the Bronze Age: This is basically the Fantastic Two, with the Thing and Human Torch month in and month out. Of course, what this really is is Marvel taking its first steps toward bringing back comics’ First Family. I mean, the opening arc is called Fate of the Four.

Anyway, to whet your appetite, here are 13 COVERS from the original series.

Go grab your bellbottoms, pull up a beanbag chair, and dig these:

Bob Budiansky pencils, Chic Stone inks

Gil Kane pencils, John Romita inks

Ron Wilson pencils, Joe Sinnott inks

Jack Kirby pencils, Frank Giacoia inks

Ron Wilson pencils, Chic Stone inks

Wilson and Sinnott

George Perez pencils, Sinnott inks

Wilson pencils, Frank Giacoia inks

Wilson and Sinnott

Wilson and Stone

Perez and Sinnott

Wilson and Sinnott

Alan Kupperberg pencils, Rick Magyar inks

Cover images and credits from the clobberin’ Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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